Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.